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The best student bars and food

15th October 2019.
by Lauren Russell.

With freshers week slowly disappearing and with the long lecture days among us..we need to know where the best student bars and food are at! With the bad weather approaching and the student loans slowly disappearing, what better thing to do than find your new favourite foodie spot! Or the perfect location for that much needed drink!

Don’t worry gals, here at PDHQ we got you covered with the best places to eat and drink (more importantly on a budget) for all you uni students!

Leeds University..

Trinity Kitchen- The best place for street food around! Located in Trinity shopping centre, this food venue rotates street style vendors every six weeks, it wont break the bank and sit in the centre of the vendors on picnic tables.

The cats PJs’- The best place for traditional and delicious Indian cuisine that wont steal all your student loan! Based near the Leeds Beckett campus this colourful and cosy restaurant is the place to be!

The Library Located on the edge of Hyde Park, this grand and historic library has been renovated and transformed into a pub! With cheap food and drink and a picturesque setting, this is the go to pub in Leeds.

Brewdog- If you like unique ales and beers, comfort food and not to have to dress up then this is the place for you! The interior is very minimalist with a nice and cosy vibe! Find Brewdog next to the grand theatre.

Roxy- If you like things to do whilst drinking then Roxy is the place to go! They have everything from mini golf, shuffleboard, beer pong, pool and lots more as well as cheap cocktails and nibbles (OMG – the food) then you’ll love Roxy!

The shed- The ultimate indie music scene bar for any university student! The shed doubles as a venue for gigs but it is mainly used as the go to rock ‘ n ‘ roll bar. The edgy interior and cheap prices makes this a music lovers heaven!

London University..

BoxparkThis street food court in Croydon is a safe haven for experiencing new foods. With an edgy modern vibe and set in a huge container, this place has everything from little cute boutique’s on the ground floor and the top floor has lots of independent food places.

Dirty Harry’s- This bar is the perfect party vibe…with the best burgers! This bar is perfect for those reminiscent vibes…with girls dancing on the tables and lots of soft rock, but more importantly the burgers bigger than your hands! Find dirty harry’s in Soho.

Peoples park tavern- This is the cutest secret garden pub that you will find in London! With picnic style tables, fairy lights, lots of good food and a great atmosphere, you’ll be wanting to camp out here all night! Find it in Victoria park along with lots of other great places for the best student bars and food.

Fam- If you want a Cool new bar that feels like a cosy bookstore, and has a wall of vinyl for you to chose to listen too..whats more to love? The best cocktails using fresh ingredients and not going to break the bank! Find Fam near Bond street.

Oceana- This is the most unique club in London, located in Kingston-upon-Thames, it features seven themed rooms, five bars and two main dance floors. holding up to 2,000 people, this is the club to go to for a good night!

Manchester University..

Northern Soul- This is the go to place in Manchester for all things cheese! This little sandwich shop will feed your soul with plenty of comfort food from nacho baskets to grilled cheese sandwiches to mac and cheese! This is the perfect after lecture snack.

Crazy Pedros– The craziest place around for pizza and a good time! This laid-back party location is perfect for an after uni drink and bite to eat! There is no table service but they’ll shout you when its ready. Pair with a cocktail for the perfect match!

Bunny Jackson’s This is the perfect place for 10P chicken wings, the best feel good vibes, free hot dogs because sometimes everyone needs to smile and lots of drink choices! This laid back dive bar even has live music ..find it near home Manchester.

NQ64- If you love video games..drinks and lots of Mario kart then this is the place for you! Open from lunchtime..this dark and small venue is lit up by every vintage games machine you can imagine, it also has lots of Nintendo Wii’s and Sega consoles, and with guitar hero and themed cocktails…this is the place to never get bored.

Dive NQ- This bar is the place for all things happy hour! Offering special deals on drinks all day everyday, delicious drinks..snacks and nibbles and plenty of beer pong, this the bar that will chill you out after that stressful lecture.

Flight Club This dart bar offers something for everyone! offering games like darts, shuffleboard, beer pong and plenty of cocktails and rum …this is the place to be! it also wont break the bank and offers up to 30 people events. Find it next to Rosso!

Liverpool University..

Yard and Coop– This barnyard inspired restaurant will get your mouths watering.. The kings of buttermilk chicken and fries..this modern and lively chicken shop will have you coming back for more…find it in Liverpool one!

Free state Kitchen– This is a mini america brought to Liverpool! This diner is cosy and laid back, offering us style wings, burgers and fries…paired with the best cocktails and beers! Find it next to the masonic hall!

Be at one- The number one hot-spot for cocktails this bar boasts neon lights scattered amongst the pop art-esque interior and beautiful outdoor terrace. Chose from sweet, sour or spicy cocktails as here there is something for everyone! Located opposite Liverpool one.

Bierkeller If your up for a Bavarian knees-up..then this is the place to go! With themed interior, tables perfect for socialising and all the beer in the world…what more could you want? Find it near Liverpool one!

Lane 7- If you want bowling like no other then this is the place to go! With bowling and cocktails with plenty of pool, ping pong, arcades, beer pong and darts! You definitely wont get bored. Find them near Liverpool Central.

Birmingham University..

Bonehead This is the place to go for all things burgers and chicken and topped fries! Pair your food with a delicious cocktail or drink and enjoy the laid back vibes! Find it near Birmingham new street station.

Buffalo RyeThe best smoke house around! Enjoy smoked burgers, meats and lots of amazing sides, pair with a cocktail or a milkshake and sit back and relax in this cosy venue. Located near Birmingham art gallery.

Home is where– The cutest deli cafe that serves up plenty of love…as well as delicious sandwiches and panini’s. Enjoy a hot drink or an ice tea and curl up in an armchair away from the rainy weather. Find it near snow hill station.

Island Bar-The best tropical cocktail bar around. The colourful venue and vibe is a perfect happiness inducer and the biggest selection of cocktails to enjoy! You wont have a bad day here! Find it near new street station.

Pure craft bar- The best beer hall around, you wont have a bad time here! Enjoy over 70 beers with a friendly and sociable atmosphere and even offering snacks, this is the place to go for beer fans! Find it near Birmingham art gallery.

See…Uni’s not all bad! Go to that lecture! Be a boss babe and celebrate with a the best student bars and food…without breaking the bank!

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Love PDHQ xxx